Jefferson State Construction Management Student Danielle Simmons was recently selected as one of only eight students nationwide to receive the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) scholarship.
Simmons will soon travel to Washington D.C. to represent Jefferson State in the annual comprehensive construction management symposium. This five-day symposium gives students exposure to important aspects of the construction industry and addresses a range of issues including environmental and land development regulations, contracts, construction liability and other legal issues, construction codes, OSHA, and green building. It will also include a half day at the NAHB Research Center and a visit with a local builder focusing on business operations, management issues, and land development concerns.
Jefferson State’s Construction and Building Science Program offers certificate and associate degree in construction management. These programs include courses in project control and development, site planning, design, construction methods, construction materials, cost estimating, scheduling, contract administration, safety, building codes and standards, and information technology.
Program graduates are usually hired as assistants to project managers, field engineers, schedulers, or cost estimators. Advancement opportunities for construction managers vary depending upon individual’s performance and the size and type of company for which they work.